Sunday, March 29, 2009

Whether 'tis Nobler to suffer the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. . .

A long time family friend, Sue Holt, sent the following joke.  If you spend and time in the vicinity of small ones you will have experienced something like the following.  The key is to remember the story and tell it later.  I hope to keep this one in the file of  'Stupid teacher Jokes'. 

We who have taught or love children know this is funny!

From the diary of a Pre-school teacher.

My five year old students are learning to read.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, 
"Look at this! It's a frikin elephant!"
I took a deep breath, then asked, "What did you call it?"
"It's a frikin' elephant!  It says so on the picture!"

...and so it does.

African Elephant

Hooked on Phonics, ain't it wonderful?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Here comes Spring

We had a couple of visitors to our cement pond. The qualities not so great as we took the pictures through the window, so we wouldn't scare them away. Naoko had a great laugh over this one.

Friday, March 20, 2009


I think Maya likes the game more than I do!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Annie and Friends

...more to follow!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear!

Steven at his and being a dad!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Last of the snow...we hope.

Actually, the snow fall wasn't so bad this year (nothing like Mt. Shasta). It was just COLD with a couple of night falling to wind chills of -11. As Naoko would say, "That's not cold. That's ridiculous!"

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Maya's 10th Birthday

For Maya's 10th birthday she wanted to go skiing with her friend Lisa. We went up to Bear Valley and they had a blast! The instructors raced them down the slopes together. Maya has done adaptive skiing before but never with a friend.

I can't believe we have a 10 year old!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Free Kittens!!!

See photo below.....we ship internationally :)